Nutrition Education Programs


To provide educational programs that enable Herkimer County residents to make food and lifestyle choices that promote health and reduce risk of chronic disease.


  • Encourage youth and families to adopt positive dietary and lifestyle practices for specific life-cycle stages to promote wellness.
  • Promote collaboration and networking to form partnerships and coalitions to develop, deliver, evaluate, and fund wellness programming efforts.
  • Promote dialogue about food, agriculture, and health issues that are important to individual and community health needs.







Nutrition Education Program for limited resource individuals and families: Nutrition Program Educators are available to help limited income families with children in Herkimer County stretch their food dollars. Lessons can take place in worksites as well as community centers.

Click here if you are from an agency and would like to make a referral: Nutrition Education Program Referral


Healthy Children, Healthy Families is a program specifically designed for families with children ages 3-11 years old.



Bassett-Banners-03The Mohawk Valley Population Health Improvement Program (MV PHIP) promotes the Triple Aim of: better care, better population health and lower health care costs by convening regional stakeholders and establishing neutral forums for identifying, disseminating and implementing best practices. The MV PHIP supports and advances the ongoing activities of the New York State Prevention Agenda and the State Health Innovation Plan (SHIP). The MV PHIP also serves as a resource to local Performing Providers Systems (PPSs) under the Delivery Reform System Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program, which builds on the work of the Medicaid Redesign Team.  For more information, see


Eat3 Logo

“Eat3” was a campaign to encourage families to Eat Well, Eat Local, and Eat Together. This project was designed to help you choose, prepare, and enjoy healthy family meals using locally-grown produce. Although no longer an active campaign, the resources are still available through the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program website.  Check out for more information.  The site provides consumers with basic information about the WIC and Senior FMNP programs, as well as recipes with which to prepare seasonal produce, and other resources about nutrition and physical activity.


“What’s Cooking in Herkimer County”
The Herkimer County Hunger Coalition recently provided the funds to print 3000 copies of “What’s Cooking in Herkimer County” cookbook. This resource was prepared by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Herkimer County, Herkimer County Office for the Aging, and Herkimer – Madison County WIC and is being distributed to area food pantries.

Besides providing easy, low-cost recipes, information about food and nutrition resources in Herkimer County is included along with tips for stretching food dollars.

To view a pdf version of this cookbook, click here: Cookbook2009


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Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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